Schedule of Classes


The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary. Your instructor will keep you informed of any changes through in-class announcements, MyRobinson, or e-mail.

Schedule Of Classes


The course syllabus and schedule provide a general plan for BUSA 3000, FALL2012. Revisions may be necessary. Your instructor will keep you informed of any changes through in-class announcements, ULearn or e-mail.



Week 1

Reading Assignment
Lecture: What Is International Business?
Review highlights in syllabus, class policies, ULearn & other Internet resources; discuss schedule for the final exam and the procedure to address conflicts (variance exam)
Introduce ‘Clickers”
Address concerns of class members
Review Assignments
Video: Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen – Hans Rosling (2006)
Quiz: 1
Discussion: Critical Thinking & The Knowledge Worker

Week 2

Library Research Session – Information Literacy
Case Discussion: Internationalization at Harley-Davidson
SWoRD – Introduction & Training Session
Video: Jay Walker on the world’s English mania – Jay Walker (2009)

Week 3

Reading Assignment – Chapter 2
Quiz: 2
Lecture: Globalization of Markets and the Internationalization of the Firm
Video: Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
Case Discussion: Debating the Merits of Globalization
Presentation: Study Abroad & AIESEC
Presentation: Proper Referencing: Research Papers, Presentations & Podcasts

Week 4

Reading Assignment – Chapter 3
Lecture: Organizational Participants that Make International Business Happen
Quiz: 3
Case Discussion:DHL, FedEx, and UPS: Shifting Fortunes in the Global Logistics Services Industry
Deadline – Submission of First Draft of Term Paper

Week 5

Video: Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West — the myths that mystify – Devdutt Pattanaik (2009)
Deadline – Peer Feedback on First Draft of Term Paper
Reading Assignment – Chapter 4

Week 6

Quiz: 4
Lecture: The Cultural Environment of International Business
Case discussion: Hollywood

Week 7

Reading Assignment – Chapter 5
Quiz 5
Lecture: Ethics in International Business
Case discussion: Corruption at Siemens
Presentation: Certificate of International Business

Week 8

SEMESTER MIDPOINT  October 9, 2012 Last day for W
Reading Assignment – Chapter 6
Quiz: 6
Lecture: Theories of International Trade and Investment
Video: “When Ideas have sex” by Mat Ridley
Case discussion: Hyundai

Week 9

Reading Assignment – Chapter 7
Quiz: 7
Deadline – Second Draft of Term paper
Video: Boeing versus Airbus
Lecture: Political and Legal Systems in National Environments
Presentation:Robinson Country Risk Index (RCRI)
Case discussion:Political, Legal, and Ethical Dilemmas in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

Week 10

Reading Assignment – Chapter 8
Quiz: 8
Lecture: Government Intervention in International Business
Case discussion: Airbus and Boeing

Week 11

Deadline – Second Draft of Term paper – Students with last names ending Q-Z
Reading Assignment – Chapter 9
Quiz: 9
Lecture: Regional Economic Integration
Video: The European Union
Case discussion: Russell Corporation

Week 12

Reading Assignment – Chapter 10
Quiz: 10
Lecture: Emerging Markets, Developing Economies, and Advanced Economies
Video: Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India
Lecture: Emerging Market opportunities & Global Challengers
Video: Global Challengers
Case discussion: Tata Group

Week 13

Reading Assignment – Chapter 11
Quiz: 11
Lecture: The International Monetary and Financial Environment
Deadline – FINAL Term Paper – ALL Students
Lecture: Euro Crisis 2010
Case discussion: AIG

Week 14


Week 15

Review & Integrate


Final Exam Satirday, December 8, 2012 – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

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